Win 2 free weekend tickets to Electric Beach Festival in Cornwall

The lovely people at Electric Beach Festival have given us 2 free tickets to their amazing, shorefront, music-packed weekend to give away to YOU!

Electric Beach Festival takes place on the golden shores of Great Western Beach, Newquay, Cornwall on the 16th-17th June

Expect world class acts, hip hop, dance, reggae and more, all with the sound of the waves lapping against the shore and the sand between your toes.

Mojitos, ice cold beers and cider. Not to forget the most epic VIP after parties that run all night after the festival until the early hours at the Koola Club and Chy Bar, just a quick walk away.


For your chance to win 2 full free weekend tickets to the Electric Beach Festival just like the RouteNote Facebook page and share the post below:

We will pick a winner at random next Friday on the 26th May.

Listen to a never-before-heard Beatles outtake from Sgt. Pepper

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles legendary album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and to celebrate,you can listen to a previously unreleased version of their title track.

The outtake comes from the anniversary edition of their famed Sgt. Pepper album which will be released on the 26th May. The anniversary album will feature new mixing from Giles Martin and Sam Okell and feature notes from surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. In addition the album will come included with a whopping 34 previously unreleased recordings for fans to hear for the first time.

The outtake version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band features a much more stripped down production that doesn’t feature the horns or the applause and laughter of the original. The new recording also features an extended ending with some additional vocals and a conversation between Paul and John Lennon about the track. According to the track’s title this early released outtake from the upcoming anniversary album is the 9th take – though whether that means of this track, just in that recording session or something else is anyone’s guess.

Listen to the Beatles – ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 9 and Speech)’ for the first time below:

RouteNote’s Ahrix is shooting up the Billboard charts with Nova

Ahrix, one of RouteNote’s favourite artists, is shooting up the electronic charts as his single Nova hits it’s highest place in the charts yet!

Ahrix is a 20 year old Dutch producer who has built up a massive fanbase since starting at the age of 14 with millions around the world listening to his music. His biggest track ‘Nova’ has returned to the charts four years after it first released moving all the way up to 24th place in Billboard’s ‘Hot Dance/Electronic songs’.

As with all the artists who use RouteNote, working with Ahrix is always a joy and we’re thrilled to see him doing so well – especially as one of the artists on our Outertone label. Alan Walker who RouteNote also works with is just one place lower in 25th with his track ‘Alone’, with Ahrix taking Walker’s spot from last week in 24th place.

Listen to Ahrix’s charting banger Nova below:


Ahrix

Ahrix electronic Outertone RouteNote artist electronic edm dj producer Nova chart billboard peak position

Spotify: play.spotify.com/artist/0kXCdaJ7C5MD27jXxzvHsa
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ahrix/id644636656

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ahrixmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/Ahrix

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/AhrixOfficial
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/ahrix

Abbey Road Studios gets a giant transformation with new recording spaces

Abbey Road Studios have added 2 new recording spaces to their internationally renowned studios in “one of the biggest events in Abbey Road Studios’ unique history”.

The two new additions to the award winning Abbey Road studio facilities opens up even more opportunities for artists, making it ‘accessible to all recording artists, from emerging songwriters and groups to established musicians’. The two new rooms have been created from a renovation of the main townhouse front room and the garage area. The new spaces are named ‘The Gatehouse’ and ‘The Front Room’ and are available at more affordable prices compared to their ‘legendary’ Studio One, Two and Three.

The Gatehouse (pictured at the top) is a modern tracking studio which includes a multi-surfaced live room and isolated vocal booth along with a large control room and mixing desk. Stocked with the must-have technology preferred by today’s artists, it’s the perfect space for a small band or vocal act and offers optional vintage gear packages on request. The room is suited to cater to both analogue and digital based recordings, being optimised for both in it’s multi-surfaced live space.

The Front Room (pictured below) meanwhile is perfect for recordings on a smaller scale. Comprising of a live room and control room, The Front Room has been carefully designed for smaller-scale recording and music production. The studio has access to Abbey Road’s extensive range of outboard and plugins, and optional vintage equipment is available on request.

Abbey Road Studios recording studio new spaces

Managing Director at Abbey Road Studios, Isabel Garvey said: “The opening of the new studios is one of the biggest events in Abbey Road Studios’ unique history. It shows our commitment to quality recording, the creative environment and our belief that combined with our award-winning expertise, we can attract a whole new generation of artists through our doors.

“We are investing in our core business to ensure we maintain Abbey Road as a vibrant recording studio, with the two new studios designed to expand our appeal to a wide range of music creators.” With the two new varied spaces Abbey Road now has a comprehensive offering of recording spaces with the facilities for anything from large orchestral recordings, to a single person overdubbing.

Pandora’s new music streaming service has launched – Pandora Premium

After a giant lead-up by Pandora, the new Pandora Premium music streaming service is now rolling out offering an all new music experience from Pandora.

Pandora have begun the launch of their long-awaited Premium music streaming service, taking after on-demand veterans like Spotify and Deezer. The new service offers a typical $9.99 service and blends ad-free, on-demand streaming with Pandora’s radio-inspired features.

If you’re an artist/musician/producer you can upload your music to Pandora Premium for free with RouteNote and get a bunch of awesome analytics features offered exclusively by Pandora. Sign up at www.routenote.com or find out more here: routenote.com/blog/get-your-music-on-pandora-for-free-with-free-marketing-insights-more-promo-tools

In a statement released alongside the launch of Pandora Premium, Pandora said:

When we set out to build a premium music experience – one that would set the new standard for what a music service could be – we knew it had to be truly personal, be thoughtfully designed and take the work out of managing your world of music.

To do this, we took advantage of two of our core strengths: Our unrivaled understanding of music via the Music Genome Project and the massive amount of data we have from 81 million listeners just like you – things like station adds, thumbs (we have more than 75 billion!), searches and skips.

The result is Pandora Premium: A combination of the Pandora radio you already love, the ability to search and play any track or album and a set of playlist features tailored to your preferences. It’s totally unique to you, easy to use and loaded with amazing features for $9.99 a month.

Your Favourite Music

Open Pandora Premium and you’ll see the familiar look and feel that has always made Pandora so easy to use. In “My Music,” every station you’ve ever created, the albums and songs you collect and the playlists you create live in a simple, combined list with your most recent music at the top. And waiting for you as soon as you upgrade is your “My Thumbs Up” playlist, a collection of every song you’ve ever thumbed up across all your stations — a timeline of your greatest hits on Pandora.

Playlists, not worklists

Everyone loves playlists, but not everyone has time to make them. You’ve probably had this happen before: you think of three or four songs for a “Workout” or “Study” playlist, but building the rest of it just feels like work. In Pandora Premium, start a playlist with one or two songs of your choice, tap “Add Similar Songs” and put the power of our Music Genome Project to work to quickly and effortlessly create the perfect playlist for any activity, mood or party. No other service makes playlist creation so fun and easy.

 

The Power of Thumbs

We pioneered personalizing your radio stations by thumbing tracks up or down. Thumbing up a song on a station tells us you want more. Nothing changes in Pandora Premium, except now we’ve given you a way to come back to those thumbed up songs again and again. Thumb up a handful of songs on your favorite radio station and Pandora Premium will automatically create a playlist of these songs. Thumb more songs and we’ll add those to the playlist too. So whether you want to set it and forget it, or just play your favorites, Pandora Premium has you covered.

New Music for you… and only you

Everything in Browse — your home for new music — is tailored to you every week. In Pandora Premium, this now includes a set of album recommendations. But unlike other services that just surface the most obvious popular content, if you listen to a specific genre like hip hop or jazz, you are going to see the latest releases in those specific genres here.

A smarter approach to search

Finding what you want to hear in a sea of 40 million songs can be exhausting for even the most patient music fan. In Pandora Premium, we’ve done the hard work of separating the killer from the filler for you. We’ve filtered out karaoke tracks, knock-off covers and pet sounds (but not Pet Sounds) that slow down other services. You get fast, accurate search results that get even smarter over time.

Take it all with you

With Pandora Plus we introduced our predictive offline feature that automatically downloads your top stations and switches you to one of them when you lose a signal. We’re bringing that feature to Pandora Premium, and adding the ability to download any album, song or playlist you want with no limits.

Music that looks as good as it sounds

Pandora Premium features a completely redesigned Now Playing experience that dynamically changes color based on the artwork of the music you’re listening to. You’ll also find a new menu for quickly collecting, downloading and sharing, and a new layout for playback controls, including the replay button we introduced with Pandora Plus.

More on the way…

Very soon, we’ll add a bunch more to Pandora Premium. This includes AutoPlay, which picks up right where your song, album or playlist ends to ensure the music never ends unless you hit pause. We’ll also make Pandora Premium available on more devices and offer a desktop web experience that builds on the stunning update we just made available to our ad-supported and Pandora Plus desktop listeners.


Pandora Premium has begun rolling out now for the next week.
Sign up for an invite to join here: www.pandora.com/premium